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In a world of fast-paced, hyper-competitive workplaces, holidays and vacations are becoming more important than ever. Chronic stress can be biologically destructive, and regular vacations can combat the damage done. In fact, a study was conducted to test this idea—the Framingham Heart Study, which was completed in 1992. The gold standard for long-term health studies, this experiment tracked workers for over 20 years. They found that individuals (men, in particular) who did not take vacations were around 30% more likely to have a heart attack. For women, this rate increased to 50%. The numbers hold true even in the face of factors like diabetes, cigarette use, income levels, and obesity.

Taking a vacation is not only a great way to break up your schedule—the health benefits are palpable. Your Holiday Matters is devoted to the idea that, well, your holiday is important. We produce material to help you make the most of your time away. This includes, but is not limited to, suggested destinations, the best times for travel, how to save money, and why you shouldn’t compromise on that dream vacation spot.

This site is split into two main categories: Don’t Overlook and Don’t Compromise. The “Don’t Overlook” category will investigate the aspects of travel worth considering while making decisions—specific travel periods, flight advice, and information about details like travel insurance. The “Don’t Compromise” category will include pieces on the details you should not compromise on while travelling, allowing you to make the most of your holiday—taking the trip you always wanted, finding your dream vacation rental, and more.

In essence, this site will break down each aspect of your vacation and determine if it is worth the effort of a follow-through. Your holiday matters—to us, to your family, and—most importantly—to you.

 

 

 

 

 

 

    • Volcanos and Penguins and Wine Oh My
      The 28 or so hours traveling here has proven to be more than worth itWhile the flight from Houston to Santiago was overnight and in the dark the three hours from Santiago to Punta Arenas were spent winging over the Andes. Amazing is a word overused i
    • 31.den osum kanon
      Vcera nam majitel v lili restike povedal ze bus smer corovode ide od pumpy pri nemocnici o 800.Nuz tak si pochodujeme k tejto zastavke.Minibus sa zaplnil do posledneho miesta a mozme vyrazit do poslednej dedinky.Cesta opat sama zakruta ale oko
    • more photos from the Bash
      more photos from the Bash
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      still more photos
    • roll out to Bedourie
      Roll out on the Friday morning was even more organised than the roll in. For safety reasons noone was allowed to leave camp before 7am. At 2minutes past there was a steady stream heading out. Once again they had volunteer marshals at the end of each r
    • Wrexham County Borough 40 Bangor on Dee Day 500 and the end is in sight or then again perhaps it is not
      Day 500 and counting since lockdown started for us . Who would have thought we would have to suffer such restrictions on life and travel for such a long time . I got out early this morning for a constitutional walk along the riverbank. It pays to get out e
    • Tbilisi Georgia on My Mind But So Much I Dont Know
      As Willie Nelsons version of the old timey song Georgia on my Mind plays on repeat in my head ever since booking this vacation I cant help but accept I really dont know much about The Republic of Georgia and I am guessing Im not alone. We all